MACQUARIE Hotel appear to now be relying on other results to go their way to make the Mid North Coast Premier Cricket League semi-finals.
They were no match for fourth-placed Taree United at Chatham Park on Saturday, succumbing by nine wickets in a comprehensive defeat.
United won the toss, elected to field first and Macquarie were in trouble early and it continued, to see them all out for 65.
Josh Hyde’s 20 was the rare shining light before the home side cruised to victory in the 10th over.
At Oxley Oval, Port Macquarie Pirates’ late-season form slump continued when they fell to an 104-run hammering at the hands of Taree West.
West won the toss and batted, finishing with 175. Ben De Braun (3-24) and Connor Cook (3-22) were the pick of the bowlers.
Pirates were never in the chase with constant wickets falling before they were bowled out for 71 in the 19th over.
At South Kempsey Oval, Wauchope RSL were beaten in a last-over thriller with Rovers sneaking home by one wicket.
Darren Bourke was best for Wauchope with 49 and Bailey Smith 41 in their team’s total of 213.
Callan McKiernan took 4-24 and Josh Brenton 2/19 from eight overs.
In reply Rovers lost their first wicket Tim Smith for 35, with the score at 78. Fellow opener Callan McKiernan maintained his form with 77.
As wickets started to fall, the game was on.
Rovers lost wicket number nine with three runs required in the last over.
For Wauchope, Matt Day took 4-35 and Bailey Smith 3-17 from eight overs.
Wingham’s win over Port City Leagues Magpies leaves them comfortably on top of the McDonalds Premier Cricket League table.
Magpies won the toss and batted and settled with 5-152. In reply Wingham took the victory in the 25th over with 4-157.